UN chief thanks Cuba for producing "miracle" health workers

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Ban Ki-moon in Havana

A Cuban health institution has been commended by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon for its contributions to improving health in developing countries.

Mr. Ban spoke at the Latin American School of Medicine (ELAM) in Havana on Tuesday on his second day of a visit to Cuba.

The UN chief said he has seen Cuban doctors or doctors trained on the Caribbean island "helping and healing" the needy across the world.

"Thank you for your outstanding contributions. Thank you for leading south-south cooperation. Thank you for being on the frontline of global health. ELAM does more than training doctors. You produce miracle workers. I have seen it for myself."(20")

UN Secretary-General Ban went to Havana for a summit of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC).

Daniel Dickinson. United Nations

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